GMC Sierra Ltd  had secured injunctions preventing a people who had notice of the order from assaulting, intimidating or interfering with workmen installing water meters. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A motion to fine four anti-water charge protesters or commit them to prison for allegedly breaching a 20-metre exclusion zone around contractors insta(...)

President of the High Court  Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns. Photograph: Alan Betson

The High Court next month will hear a test challenge by two anti-water charge protesters over being refused legal aid to defend claims that they brea(...)

Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus: said when her office decided not to prosecute in a rape case, it was ‘only very rarely that there is any issue about the credibility of the complainant’

The Director of Public Prosecutions has defended her office’s handling of rape cases, saying it was “only very rarely” that it decided not to prosecut(...)

The Criminal Courts of Justice on Parkgate Street in Dublin.

Two men have been jailed for five weeks each for fighting in the Great Hall of the Criminal Courts of Justice.Barry Dodd (27) of Vincent Street Flats (...)

The Courts Service has said  proposals announced last June to close four Dublin courthouses and centralise criminal business in the Criminal Courts of Justice complex, near Phoenix Park, have been abandoned for now.

The Courts Service has decided not to go ahead with the significant reorganisation of court services in the Dublin region because of the possibility o(...)

Complaints from residents have prompted a major drug operation in Dublin’s north inner city today, which is expected to result in almost 100 charges.   File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Complaints from residents have prompted a major drug operation in Dublin’s north inner city today. More than 100 gardaí are taking part in the raids a(...)

Mountjoy Prison reception wing: for the first 24 hours newcomers are housed in the relative comfort of B Base before going to permanent cells or another prison Photograph: David Sleator

Former minister of state Ivor Callely is due to be told this morning if he will stay in Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, to begin his sentence, or if he wi(...)

Steve Collins,  father of murdered Limerick man Roy Collins, has said the “10-year nightmare” experienced by his family is now over following the conviction of Wayne Dundon (36) and Nathan Killeen (24) for the murder. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The father of murdered Limerick man Roy Collins has said the “10-year nightmare”experienced by his family is now over. Speaking outside the Criminal C(...)

Fingal County Council has passed a motion calling for a plebiscite for a directly elected mayor of Dublin.

Fingal County Council this evening passed a motion calling for a plebiscite for a directly elected mayor of Dublin four months after it scuppered orig(...)

Cllr Richard Humphreys (Lab) says closure of the court would have a “devastating impact” on the local solicitor firms. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Councillors in Dún Laoghaire are calling for a united front to stop controversial plans for the closure of their local courthouse by the end of the y(...)